Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This is closed from November through April.
The view from the summit is incredible. You can see all of Cache Valley on the east, and Box Elder County on the west, and even the Great Salt Lake.
Need to Know
Be prepared for vegetation hugging the trail, often rising higher than average human height.
The trail is in good condition. Watch for loose rock on the trail further up the mountain, and vegetation hugging the trail.
This is the most popular route to Box Elder Peak. From the parking lot on the north side of HWY 89 in Sardine Canyon, go through the large gate (there for wildlife protection). Follow the old doubletrack dirt road for about a mile until reaching the Wellsville Wilderness area sign on the left and the Wellsville Ridge
Trail. Follow this trail to the peak.
The trail has a gradual but steep ascent through the forest until coming out onto the side of the mountain. This section is straight up the mountain with few switchbacks and thick vegetation around the trail. Climb the mountain until reaching Box Elder Peak.
Flora & Fauna
Many types of wildflowers grow here. This trail is popular with bird watchers. It's also possible to see deer, elk, mountain lion, and rattlesnakes.
Shared By: Doug Lundell